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Insomnia's first UMvC3 tournament in the Heights

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Insomnia VGC held the first tournament in their new location in the Heights. The game of choice was the ever popular Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. As the final tuneup for local players travelling to Final Round next week and preparing for Texas Showdown next month, many players saw this a good chance to see where they stack up. At stake was city pride as many of the top players from around Houston were in attendance for this event. Previous UMvC3 Insomnia champion Gene "Buckethead" Flowers and runner-up James "Scrubeks" Rubeks arrived fashionably late, and were joined by Jan Del Rio and the recently sponsored GameGuys J-Dogg. Also entering the fray was GoX, all the way from Killeen. 30 players in total made it out for the tournament.

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As the defending champion, Gene was able to plow his way through his side of the bracket, including J-Dogg, making it to the winner final by losing only one game. On the other side of the bracket, GoX and Rubeks met early in the second round. In what could be viewed as an upset of sorts, GoX took down Rubeks 3-1. GoX would go on to defeat AJ, and Jan to also make it to the winners final. In a close set, GoX eventually would come out on top 3-2 against Gene.

In the losers bracket, Rubeks and Mike n Cheese had impressive runs to advance to the top 8. Mike would fall to AJ and end up tied for 7th. Rubeks would make it past Andrew in the 7th place round, but then met with Jan in the next round. After Jan defeated Rubeks he faced AJ, who had just defeated PTS Koolaid to reach this point. Jan defeated AJ 3-1 to advance to the top 3 where he took on Gene. The fight went down to the last game, but Jan would fall 3-2, allowing Gene another shot at GoX in the grand finals. After a close winners final, the rematch looked like it would be another struggle. But it wasn't, and GoX rolled through Gene 3-0 to take the title. Congratulations to GoX for winning Insomnia's UMvC3 tournament!

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